The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions by Wail S. HassanThe Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions by Wail S. Hassan

The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions

byWail S. Hassan

Hardcover | September 15, 2017

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The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. In scope, the book encompasses the genesis of the Arabic novel in the second half of the nineteenth century and its development to the present in every Arabic-speaking country and inArab immigrant destinations on six continents. Editor Wail S. Hassan and his contributors describe a novelistic phenomenon which has pre-modern roots, stretching centuries back within the Arabic cultural tradition, and branching outward geographically and linguistically to every Arab country and toArab writing in many languages around the world.The first of three innovative dimensions of this Handbook consists of examining the ways in which the Arabic novel emerged out of a syncretic merger between Arabic and European forms and techniques, rather than being a simple importation of the latter and rejection of the former, as early critics ofthe Arabic novel claimed. The second involves mapping the novel geographically as it took root in every Arab country, developing into often distinct though overlapping and interconnected local traditions. Finally, the Handbook concerns the multilingual character of the novel in the Arab world and byArab immigrants and their descendants around the world, both in Arabic and in at least a dozen other languages. The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions reflects the current status of research in the broad field of Arab novelistic traditions and signal toward new directions ofinquiry.
Wail S. Hassan is a Professor of Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A specialist in modern Arabic literature and intellectual history, he is the author of Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction (2003) and Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic TraditionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199349797

ISBN - 13:9780199349791